Review Catalonia Hotel Barcelona
|Catalonia Plaza Hotel|
It is easy to spot the Catalonia hotel Barcelona Plaza, towering over pretty Plaça España, with views over to the beautiful Palau Nacional which is the museum of Catalan art, and with a large clock on it's façade. Views of the colourful magic fountain of Montjuïc from your hotel window is one feature that makes this hotel unique. The excellent location, in a historic area with good transport into the centre of the city, makes this hotel popular with tourist and business clients.
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Gourmet Plaza is the Catalonia Plaza restaurant, and there is also a café called La Oca and a sultry black upholstered Piano Bar where you can enjoy live music and a cocktail every night. The buffet breakfast includes food for those on special diets. There is a heated pool on a roof terrace which is heated, so there's no excuse even in winter. Near the pool there is also a gym, a sauna and massages are available at a price. The Catalonia hotel plaza also has parking facilities. There are computers with internet in the lobby and Wi-Fi all over the hotel. The hotel will also help you rent a car for a special rate if you want.
Business Facilities at Catalonia Hotel Barcelona Plaza
The conference centre comprises of 9 rooms which can be arranged to suit any occasion. The largest is 610 metres squared and has a maximum capacity of 700 people. The hotel will hire out any audiovisual equipment you might need. The reception has a fax service as well, and the hotel offers a babysitting service if you need a night off.
The Catalonia Hotel Barcelona Plaza has 338 standard rooms and 8 suites that have the advantage of a lounge area and a round bathtub. The rooms all have air-conditioning and heating, a mini-bar, room service, satellite TV as well as canal plus and pay per view movies. There is also a safe and some of the rooms have amazing views over Plaça España towards Montjuïc. The bathrooms are marble and have a hairdryer.
Hotel Location and Facilities
|Catalonia Plaza hotel is based in Plaça España|
The location of the Catalonia hotel Barcelona Plaza is well connected with good transport links to visit the sightseeing spots. The Plaça España metro stop is on the doorstep of the hotel and will take you to La Rambla in less than 10 minutes. Closer to home you have Palau Nacional in front of which are the Magic Fountain which is a must-see spectacle. Just to the side of the fountain, a 10 minute walk away there is the Mies Van de Rohe Pavilion which is interesting for those who like architecture, and a bit further up there is Poble Espanyol. This was built in 1929 and is a small village with styles of architecture to represent all the different parts of Spain. Under the hotel there is a cash point which is accessible from inside the hotel and out. On the other side there is a travel agency. If you go up either of the roads on the side of the hotel you will find newsagents and restaurants. Sants station is also a 15 minute walk away, and from there, there are direct trains to the airport or out of town places like Sitges.
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How to travel from the airport to the hotelBooking your airport transport in advance online
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.
Public transport transfer options
Via Taxi A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.
Taxi Fare:€30.00 - €40.00
Via Train The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Barcelona Sants (Estació de Sants) , in about 25 minutes. Then change at Sants for the Green line Metro and get off at España. The hotel is about 2 minutes walk from the metro.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60
Via Bus You could take the Aerobus from the Airport and get off at Plaça España from here you have a 2 minute walk to the hotel
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €6.75
Editor's Note: There are two hotels in Barcelona with similar names. These are the Catalonia Plaza hotel (this review) which is in Plaça España and then there is the Catalunya Plaza Hotel which is in Plaça de Catalunya. Make sure you're booking the right hotel.
Car parks near Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|BSM Rius i Taulet||Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, 16||400 m|
|NN Tarragona||Tarragona, 141||500 m|
|Parking Gran Vía||Calle Entença, 61||550 m|
|SABA BAMSA Vilardell||Carrer del Vilardell, 20||550 m|
In a nutshell
Situated in a location for entertainment and proximity to the centre and stunning views are the biggest selling points of this 4 star hotel. The hotel is comfortable, has good facilities and is a good base from which to enjoy all that Barcelona has to offer.
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
Plaça Espanya, 6-8
08014 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Plaça España (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3) 2 minutes walk